Teaching

Handwriting development in Early Years – Is age 4 too early?

  Handwriting development in Early Years – Is age 4  too early?    As an Occupational Therapist, my profession affords me insight into anatomy, development and evolution. One of my greatest concerns is the requirement for children to be writing with a shafted pencil so early within the curriculum. One of the academic targets we …

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LGBTQ Month: A Quick Look at Books – By Debbie Garvey

  My interest in, let’s call them ‘unusual books’ for children, started by accident. A few years ago, I was searching online for videos of children playing that I could legitimately use on my training courses. I accidentally came across Jazz Jennings, and watched the video with growing interest. If you’ve not heard of Jazz, …

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Ready to read and write? Check that core skills are in place first …..

  Diana has presented research at speech and language therapy conferences both in the UK and in Europe, is co-author of the WellComm Big Book of Ideas (2010) and has worked as a Specialist Advisor for the Care Quality Commission (CQC). Jo has worked with children with SLCN for 30 years. She worked as a …

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Fostering the nurturing environment in your Early Years setting

  Ever since I became a nurturing parenting programme facilitator, I have always tried so hard to take on board the approach of nurturing within my career. It is important to nurture oneself to be able to nurture others. To see the benefits of teaching and endorsing nurturing to both parents and children has proven …

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The Past Can Hurt. But You Can Either Run From It or Learn From It by Rosie Birks

  “The past can hurt. But you can either run from it or learn from it.” The Rafiki approach to integrating EY knowledge into Secondary School Classrooms I confess that I am not an expert in EY – I am far from it. However, I am a curious non-expert who recognises the importance of this …

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